ganglion blocking

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ganglion blocking

blocking of transmission through the autonomic ganglia.

autonomic ganglion blocking agents
substances such as nicotine which block transmission across sympathetic ganglia by blocking the nicotinic receptors in the ganglion, reducing transmission to about 20% of normal.
synthetic ganglion blocking agents
include methonium compounds (e.g. hexamethonium, trimethidinium) and other unrelated compounds, e.g. mecamylamine. Have the advantage of avoiding side-effects of nicotine.
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